Weekend closure for U88K Fishermyre to Clayfolds Road

The U88K Fishermyre to Clayfolds Road is expected to close at Fishermyre this weekend from 8pm Friday 6 October to 6am Monday 9 October to enable the contractor for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project to undertake further works on a new bridge.

The contractor is expected to install parapets, a protective barrier which helps to protect the sides of the bridge from bad weather, along the sides of the new U88K Fishermyre to Clayfolds Road Bridge. Once open, this bridge will allow road users to travel under the AWPR.

Local diversions will be sign-posted, and from the west side of the AWPR will be via the B979 to Stonehaven, the A90 to Bridge of Muchalls, and the C12K to Clayfolds. The reverse route should be used by those travelling from the east side of the AWPR.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“This weekend’s closure of the U88K Fishermyre to Clayfolds Road is necessary to enable the contractor to safely carry out these parapet works. The works have been timed to take place during a weekend to minimise the impact it may have on road users.

“However, we would like to encourage those drivers who would consider using this route to plan their journey in advance. They should also give themselves additional travelling time so that they can reach their destination safely and on time.”

"We thank road users and the local community in advance for their patience during this period."

When complete, the AWPR/B-T will help to reduce congestion, cut journey times, improve safety and lower pollution in Aberdeen City Centre. It will also enable local authorities to develop public transport solutions.

Over the next three decades, the AWPR/B-T is expected to bring in an additional £6 billion to the north-east economy and create around 14,000 new jobs. Around 1,500 are currently working on the project, including on-the-job training for apprentices and local employment opportunities for long-term unemployed people.

For the latest traffic management information, visit the AWPR/B-T project site. Traffic management is subject to change.